Note.. This product is available also as a digital download. (See the separate listing.)
Learning to read and read well is critically important to the success and overall well-being of our children and fellow adults. PHONICS SKILL AND CORRESPONDING HIGH FREQUENCY WORD CARDS can be used by anyone learning or helping a person to read.. a parent reinforcing skills taught in school.. a homeschooling parent.. a child.. a person learning English as a second language.. or a classroom teacher.
The card set consists of 56 two-sided cards, printed on 100# gloss cover, each card addressing a sound ("sh" for example). On the card front is a fun mnemonic picture or phrase (clues to remembering), examples of words with that sound, etc. On the card back is a list of all the sight words/high frequency words (from Fry's first 1,000 list, to be mastered by the end of Grade 6) that contain that letter combination. If that letter combination makes more than one sound, its alternate sounds are addressed as well. Word exceptions are also noted. An "Introduction" sheet, and a "Contents" sheet are included in the set. They will arrive as 14 8-1/2" x 11 sheets (4 cards per sheet which need to be cut apart (just 1 vertical cut, 1 horizontal cut per sheet, yielding 56 2-sided cards). I've chosen to ship the set this way, because, even though they are printed on a heavy stock, some people still prefer to laminate the sheets before cutting.. for longer life.
At home or in the classroom, the cards serve as a basis for many possibilities and spontaneous lessons. Use them as a quick reference when searching for additional examples of a skill being taught - or one suddenly coming up in conversation. Classroom teachers can use them with students working alone or in pairs, with small groups or an entire class. Keep the cards in a pocket wall chart for easy reference, or use them for a colorful bulletin board at home or in class. The set is colorful, but may be printed in black and white to reduce visual stimulation. The "clues to remembering" on the front of each card leave a lasting impression on those you're teaching - of the letter combination and all its alternate sounds. If you use "Making Words", the word lists on the back come in handy. They provide an opportunity to cross reference the Fry high frequency words by skill... not just frequency ranking. Students will learn more words at a faster pace. Keep the "Contents" page handy to quickly coordinate cards to your current reading curriculum. Add them to your SmartBoard files at school. They make a meaningful gift for a fellow educator or a special child in your life. The original list of skills featured on the "Contents" sheet comes from "Design for Decoding" by Susan Montgomery and Carol Plocher. The artwork comes from my daughter, Jenny.